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Rites of passage are usually well-prepared occasions that are planned to mark the transitions to different life stages. These stages include birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death, and burial in most cultures. The Adventist perspective on the significance of these rites is, firstly, a critique of African Christianity in its theology of inculturation. Secondly, it seeks to provide a missiological approach in outreach to adherents of African Traditional Religion or those steeped in the African worldview.